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Highwood Lodge in Denby Dale is an ideal base from which to explore the fabulous Yorkshire countryside and its rich heritage. From "The Last of the Summer Wine" countryside to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park both nearby to a day visit to the City of York and its spectacular Minster.

Kirklees Light Railway - 1.5 miles
Travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger, Jay or Katie, our six friendly little engines here at the Kirklees Light Railway the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains. Climb aboard our little trains for a scenic journey along our 15” narrow-gauge rail through the beautiful South Pennine foothills to our Shelley terminus where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kirklees Light Railway

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - 4 miles
The Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2014, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a pioneer in the exhibiting of sculpture positioning it in a natural environment to inspire and surprise. "Probably the finest exhibition site for sculpture in the world." Bill Packer, Financial Time. Their open-air collection is within 500 acres of beautiful, historic parkland, where you will find over 80 sculptures and installations by major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy. Inside, five spacious galleries present an exciting programme of changing exhibitions.

National Coal Mining Museum for England - 8 miles
The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines. Situated in a rural setting, it offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages.
National Coal Mining Museum for England

Last of the Summer Wine – Holmfirth - 6 miles
We’re perfectly placed for exploring Last of The Summer Wine Country, The Dales, made famous by the long running TV series Last of The Summer Wine, boast some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Each dale has its own characteristic, with the colour of the gentle hillside broken up by dry stone wall, hay meadows and grazing livestock. Come and discover it for yourself.
Last of Summer Wine

City of York - 41miles
York is the jewel of the North - a flourishing city packed full of museums and attractions including the famous Jorvik Viking Centre, The Shambles, and the Minster which towers over the rooftops. Just outside the city bar walls you will also find the National Railway Museum where you can discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world in the UK's largest railway museum. It's a must for any visit to this part of Yorkshire.

Visit York

For those looking for a little retail therapy you are just twenty minutes away from Meadow Hall Shopping Centre on the outskirts of Sheffield with easy access of the M1 with free parking. If it is a more unique outdoor shopping experience that you are looking for with perhaps an afternoon tea at the famous Bettys then either York or Harrogate just over 40 miles away would provide a great day out. With the bustling centres of Hudderfield-Wakefield nearby, there’s plenty for everyone.

Walkers will love the breath-taking beauty of "The Last of the Summer Wine" countryside.

Cycling Route
For those looking for a two wheel tour of the area there are plenty of routes to choose from just taking your time to those who would like to follow part of the Tour de Yorkshire route. Click Here


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